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Old 09-11-2011, 03:41 PM   #1
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Hi just a general towing info:

I felt that this can help others with ideas and maybe fun

Class I 200/2000 most common

Class II 350/3500 most common

Class III 400/4000 and up available through 600/1100 highest seen

Class 4

Class ? (fifth wheel)

Included pictures of our current car,s Class III hitch it is different than truck models 'see center tube'
and old class I draw bar used with the old Echo sedan to pull never more than 800 lbs
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Old 09-11-2011, 04:17 PM   #2
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Here is a photo of the hirch on my 2007 Escalade. You can't see much as it is hidden behind the bumper.

Here is the plaqcard on the hitch defining the towing and load for both with and without a WDH.

The Maximum trailer weight is 7,400 pounds. GCWR IS 13,000 POUNDS.
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Here is a photo of the hitch on my 2007 Escalade. You can't see much as it is hidden behind the bumper.

Here is the plaqcard on the hitch defining the towing and load for both with and without a WDH.

The Maximum trailer weight is 7,400 pounds. GCWR IS 13,000 POUNDS.
Picture is worth a thousand words
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Old 09-12-2011, 05:13 AM   #4
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Hi: All... Here's a pic of our 5th. wheel hitch. It's a Husky 16K Slider, which we never slid. There's always just enough clearance to avoid trailer/cab meets on 90* turns.
Alf S. North shore of Lake Erie
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Old 09-12-2011, 07:18 AM   #5
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2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium with CVT trans.

Hitch is Curt Class II/III with 350/3500 rating.

Subaru gives the following ratings:

USA: 200/2700 (braked over 1000)
UK: 180/4000 (braked over 1500)
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Old 09-13-2011, 12:04 PM   #6
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Old 09-13-2011, 12:48 PM   #7
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All of this information above should be posted in the owners manual under towing specifications, if you are adding a hitch to a non factory tow vehicle, see here
Law governing tow capacity?
In other words, adding a class IV hitch to a vehicle not rated class iV is futile.
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:57 PM   #8
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Learning a lot from the posts
Just went to vesc.org V-5
Class I 2000 lbs. 1.25 solid bar
Class II 2000/3500 lbs. 1.25 solid bar
Class III 3500/5000 lbs. 2” tube or solid bar
Class IV 5000/10000 lbs.
Class V Grey area over above 2 ” Solid bar (not sure this is valid standard)

V-5 standard (most hitches today seem to be custom for a certain car or truck)

Posts with spec sheet info above:

*First
Weight Carrying 5000/600
Weight Distributing 10000/1000

*Second
Weight Carrying 2000/200
Weight Distributing 6000/750

*Mine
Weight Carrying 2000/200
Weight Distributing 4000/500

Had great help with the above info from members on site
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